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Informative Video on Open Government Partnership

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and justice.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) division of TISL works as the secretariat to bring together Civil Society Organizations and connect them with relevant Government focal points in order to carry forward the Government’s commitment on OGP by implementing the 2nd National Action Plan.

TISL is seeking services of an individual or organization to develop a short, animated video which will provide the general public a basic understanding of the Open Government Partnership and its benefits.

Deliverables expected from the Service Provider:
A creative video targeting civil society, the general public and the state.
Should be available in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil, English)
The length of the video should be 3 to 4 minutes.
The video should have both a voiceover and subtitles.

Budget:
The indicative budget for this video would be Rs.450,000 including taxes.

Duration:
The service provider is expected to develop the video within 3 weeks to one month from the time of signing the contract.

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown and timeline to [email protected] by 10th December 2019.

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Animated Video on the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and justice.

TISL’s legal arm, the Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) engages in increasing public awareness against corruption and providing free legal services to victim and witnesses of corruption. Its centers in Colombo, Matara and Vavuniya provide information on available mechanisms to pursue complaints, and also mediate between relevant institutions and complainants to find lasting solutions to grievances related to bribery and corruption.

TISL is seeking the services of an individual or organisation to develop an animated video which will inform the general public of the services provided by the Advocacy and Legal Advice Centres and how to approach the services.

Deliverables expected from the Service Provider
• Video with a creative concept targeting at 18-35 age group
• Should be available in all three languages (Sinhala, Tamil, English)
• The length of the video should be 45 seconds to 1 minute.
• The purpose of the video is to raise public awareness availability of assistance and services provided by TISL’s ALAC and how to approach the services.
• The video should have both a voiceover and subtitles.

Budget
The Budget for this video should be under LKR 425,000 – 450,000

Duration
The service provider is expected to develop the video within 4 weeks from the time of signing the contract.

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown and timeline to [email protected] by 10th December 2019.

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Call for proposals: Study on women’s political representation and quota system in Sri Lanka

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. A key aspect of this vision is Inclusive Governance.

Inclusive Governance is one of the cornerstones upon which TISL’s five-year strategic plan has been formulated. The rationale of this goal is to ensure that intervention on anti-corruption and good governance is sensitive and responsive to marginalized and underrepresented groups. This goal is a reflection of a stated commitment by TISL that gender and social inclusion are central to the organization’s mandate and activities.

A significant reformation to the electoral system came into operation in the 2018 local government elections in Sri Lanka, with the inclusion of a mandatory 25% quota for women in local government. The intention of this quota is to rectify the political underrepresentation of women, particularly in local government. Despite this quota women aspiring to be elected to office still faced significant barriers and challenges in the process.

TISL is seeking the expertise of an individual or an organization to conduct a study on the implementation of the women’s’ quota during the 2018 local government election focusing on the experiences of women candidates when obtaining nominations and contesting for elections. The study should be conducted in the districts of Kandy, Jaffna, Mullaitivu, Kurunegala, Polonnaruwa, and Monaragala. The research material should be drawn from multiple methods including questionnaires (open ended and closed ended questions), key informant interviews, and focus group discussions. Key stakeholders that should be consulted are women that received nominations and contested the elections, organizers of political parties and female and male councilors.

Deliverables expected from this research;
• Should investigate whether the enacted quota has in any way changed the political opportunities available to women, and if so how.
• An indication of the effectiveness and the success of the implementation of the quota system
• Should provide information regarding the barriers faced by women when attempting to become political representatives in the 2018 local government elections.
• The researcher should compile a report on their findings.
• Ability to draft the report in English and provide Sinhala and Tamil translations.

The ideal candidate should meet the following criteria:
• Knowledge on elections & election processes
• A proven track record of critically analyzing both quantitative and qualitative data, and report writing.
• Knowledge regarding the opportunities and constraints women face when seeking to become political representatives.
• Ability to present findings in an unbiased manner.
• Professionalism and adherence to timelines.
• Ability to draft the report in English and provide Sinhala and Tamil translations.

Budget
• The budget should be within the range of LKR 400,000 – 500,000.

Duration
• The assignment should be completed within 3 months.

Candidates are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) (including proposed methodology) along with an updated CV to [email protected] by the 30th November 2019. (State the name of the vacancy as the Subject). The EoI must elaborate the candidate’s ability fulfill the above mentioned criteria, and include a timeline and cost estimate.

TERMS OF REFERENCE – Organisational Profile Video

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the national chapter of the global movement against corruption. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just. The organisation’s vision is to build “A Nation that upholds Integrity”.

TISL works with citizens, government officials and other civil society organizations to address day-to-day and high-level corruption issues ranging from corruption in school admissions and theft of public resources to political corruption. We are also the only Public Advocacy Organisation in Sri Lanka with a sole focus on corruption and governance related issues.

TISL is seeking the services of a production house to develop organisational profile videos in English, Sinhala and Tamil. The videos will introduce the viewer to the organisation and provide a snapshot of the work we do and the services we provide. The ideal videos will incorporate archived footage, live action video and graphics with a succinct script and brief interviews with key staff and clients.

On location shoots may be required at our branch offices in Matara and Vavuniya based on the proposal presented.

Deliverables

  • Organisational Profile Video
  • One video each in English, Sinhala and Tamil
  • Duration of the videos should ideally not be longer than 2 minutes

Resources
Further information regarding the organisation can be obtained from our website and social media platforms.
Website – www.tisrilanka.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/tisrilanka
Twitter – https://twitter.com/tisrilanka

Indicative Budget – Rs. 400,000

Submission Deadline
Proposals containing a detailed concept and budget breakdown should be submitted via e-mail to [email protected] by 11 November 2019.

Creation of Video and infographics on OGP commitment – Anti Corruption and challenges.

Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is the local chapter of the global movement against corruption, committed to promoting good governance and eradicating corruption in Sri Lanka. TISL’s mission is to support the collective effort to eradicate corruption in order to build a future Sri Lanka which is equitable, peaceful and just.

Sri Lanka was the first South Asian country to become a signatory to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) in October 2015. The OGP requires that governments work together with civil society in identifying national priorities for opening up government – making governments more transparent, accountable and responsive to citizens.

One of the key commitments under Sri Lanka’s 2019-21 OGP National Action Plan is to “Establish an effective asset declaration system to ease submission, verification and public access” and is overseen by TISL.

it is imperative that civil society interventions are made to ensure that an effective and meaningful system is proposed and approved by the Parliament. This includes highlighting and incorporating international best practices in online asset disclosure systems and increasing awareness amongst the general public about the significance and use of such an online system.

In order to raise awareness TISL will be organizing a national level campaign on asset declarations using a live action video and a series of infographics with targeted messaging. Under this Citizens are provided information on public access through a public information campaign using electronic, print and digital media. The material developed for this campaign will disseminated through cinemas and billboards located island wide along with a social media campaign.

Deliverables expected from the Service Provider(s)
1. Develop 45 second live action video in English, Sinhala and Tamil which illustrates how, an online system would function and how asset declarations can uncover the illegal accumulation of wealth
2. Develop 5 infographics in English, Sinhala and Tamil which illustrate 5 key aspects of an online asset disclosure system. Supplier should also be able to resize the infographics as required for use on multiple print and electronic platforms.

Budget
The budget for video development should be under Rs. 500,000.00
The budget for developing infographics should be under Rs. 225,000.00

Duration
The service provider is expected to develop the video within 4 weeks from the time of signing the contract.

Interested parties should send a proposal with a budget breakdown and timeline to [email protected] by 1st October 2019.

Consultant – Conduct Cross Comparison Study on Procurement Practices of Local Government Authorities in Sri Lanka

Background
Transparency International Sri Lanka (TISL) is a National Chapter of Transparency International (TI), the leading global movement against corruption. TISL raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it. TISL also engages in a range of governance related activities which includes the promotion of right to information (RTI), election monitoring and supporting the Open Government Partnership.

In an attempt to increase accountability and transparency in procurement processes, TISL has begun gathering data on the procurement practices employed by 75 Local Government Authorities in the country using the Right to Information (RTI). The data provides valuable information on prevailing practices and trends pertaining to procurement of selected goods and services.
TISL is seeking an energetic and dynamic individual with critical thinking to compile a report by analyzing data gathered on procurement in LGAs using RTI. The report needs to be completed within two months.

Scope of work
• Documenting the information received in a database.
• Mapping anomalies in public procurement in LGAs
• Mapping corruption risks in public procurement in LGAs
• Analyzing and cross comparison of information received from the LGAs
• Compiling a report including above information.

A suitable candidate would ideally have:
• Ability to analyze data gathered in Sinhala and Tamil
• Demonstratable quantitative and qualitative research experience
• Ability to write high quality reports in English
• Knowledge on procurement processes in Sri Lanka is an added advantage

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and an updated CV with two non- related Referees to [email protected]. Kindly mention the position in the subject line. The cover letter must include the proposed budget (the range of cost must be between LKR 300,000 – 350,000).

Application Deadline: 27th of September 2019.